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Review Draft: Assimilative Capacity Study for Nutrient Loading in the Lower White River

Publication number Date Published
00-03-001December 1999
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Author(s) Erickson, K.
Description The White River, a tributary of the Puyallup River in western Washington State, exhibits high pH values, in exceedence of the state criterion of 8.5 standard units. The high pH is caused by periphytic algae growth, which in turn is related to excessive nutrient concentrations. An assimilative capacity study was undertaken to determine the maximum amount of inorganic nitrogen and orthophosphate that could be discharged to the river, and still maintain pH below 8.5.
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Keywords recommendations, White River, study, river, plan, loading, waste, tribe, nutrient, nutrient loading, algae
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 10 Puyallup-White